Kickstarting 2017, nearly 3000 Positive Money supporters voted for what we should do together to make our money and banking system fairer this year. Thank you to everyone who shared their ideas.
The days of the credit crunch can seem to be well and truly behind us. 2016 was the second successive year when bank lending to the economy was in positive territory – that is the total loans issued were greater than repayments. In total bank (net) lending in 2016 was £79bn, up from £39bn in 2015.
Eight people now own more than half the world's population. This terrible statistic lurks behind many of the world’s worst troubles. How has it come to be?
The Bank of England revealed today that it forecasts inflation to rise to 2.8%, well above its 2% target. The combination of rising prices, stagnating incomes and slowing employment growth is bad news for households, as they face a higher cost of living across the board.